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. >>> for the first time police are publicly naming a person of interest in the disappearance of kevin collins. dan therrien / jackson died in 2008. he had a history of kidnapping years before kevin collins disappeared and he fits the description of the man last seen talking to kevin collins. >> when we heard his background, i just got chills. in a way he has gotten away with murder. he never had to face a court of law with almost everything he did apparently but he faced a higher court. >> this is the same man we talked about yesterday and investigators recently developed new leads in the kevin collins case prompting a search of jackson / dan therrien's old home. now police are turning to new leads in the kevin colors case. stay with us for the kevin collins case, we will bring you new developments on air and on line. >>> chuck reid is expected to begin a yearlong campaign to raise the city's sales tax. he will deliver his state of the city address and his address will focus on crime and the economy. he will most likely ask voters to pass a tax hike next year which is the latest will it show up on
of interest in kevin collin's disappearance. >> it's been dry for the entire month, but there are some showers on the way. a parole violator gave poli the slip tonight. get this: he was cuffed, but still mad to comandeer a police van a drive away. k-p-i-x 5's kiet do shows us how. k >>> a parole violator gave police the slip tonight of the he was handcuffed but still managed to comdeer a police van -- xhan deer a xhan deer a >> reporter: this is called double cuffing. ironically, the officers were trying to help this guy out when he took advantage of them. anthony sanchez is a husky guy. 5'8", 275 pounds. he had violated his parole on a drug violation. so police came to his resident to arrest him. they double-cuffed sanchez because he couldn't get his arms close enough together. they then put the 32 yield in the back of a mini-van and dropped some papers on the ground. >> it literally took a couple second, and the suspect clipped his cuffs, was able to slide into the driver's seat and flee the scene. >> reporter: a tenant had just left and the apartment gate stayed open just long enough. offic
, and says the investigation is very much alive. tonight the family of the mission child, kevin collins, is reacting to a major development in this highly publicized cold case. let's bring in nbc bay area's terry mcsweeney with the details. terry? >> reporter: a lot of people have been following the disappearance of kevin collins for many years. tonight i spoke with steven collins, kevin's brother. he said he has seen many breakthroughs over the years, but this one looks like the real thing. this is the person of interest in the disappearance of kevin collins. this is man san francisco police knew mostly as wayne jackson. he had at least four aliases, and that's what threw police off his trail. >> based on jackson's description, his residence on masonic avenue, his ownership of a large black dog, and his criminal history, we are investigating jackson as a person of interest in this case. >> reporter: jackson was 6 feet tall, blond, and had a black dog, just like the person last seen talking to collins in february of 1984 at masonic and oak streets in san francisco. jackson lived on maso
got out of prison in 1984th same year that kevin collins was abducted using the name dan therrien. he lived a block away from where cribs disappear-- from where he disappeared. >> they are doing everything they can. we had our office right next door to where this guy was. we were there for six months. he was living there probably laughing at us. >> authorities dug up the garage of his house and found what appears to be animal bones that are now being analyzed. >> developing news, san jose police are searching for a suspect would escaped from instead by stealing a police van while handcuffed. authorities say the 32-year-old sanchez was arrested on drug-related warrants yesterday. he was uncomfortable when they put him in handcuffs because of his large 5' 8" 275-pound frame so officers did a favor by linking him to two sets of handcuffs. he stretched his arms and slip the legs through the cuffed arms and took off in the van which still had the keys in the ignition. the van was located two hours later a mile away. sanchez was on probation for drug charge but will now likely face new char
evidence if a 1984 disappearance of kevin collins, investigators have released these two to toes of the man identified at wayne jackson but he used a number of fake names including dan therrien the name he was using when he died in 1988. jackson had a history of child molestation including the sexual assault of two kids in canada. he got out of prison in 1984, the same year that kevin collins was abducted at age ten. he lived a block away from where collins disappeared. >> the individual with five names that now we know had a history of molesting young boys, he should haven a much stronger suspect. authorities dug up the garage on masonic and found what appears to be animal bones that are tested in analyzed. >> fairfield police are asking for your help in the killer of a 13-year-old, the guardian also reported her missing last thursday evening. the girl's naked body was found friday morning at the park. investigators say an autopsy confirmed she was killed. they will not say how. police are also not releasing any information of possible suspects or suspicious vehicles. a surveillance video
kevin collins? kpix 5 reporter joe vazquez tells us that this man may have taken the secret to his grave. >> reporter: in 1984, police were investigating the most high-profile missing child case in a generation. it turns out a neighbor of kevin collins had a sordid past. wayne jackson had a record that involved child molestation. he also had a black dog, just like the man kevin was last seen talking to. >> this case is a case that haunts the san francisco police department. >> reporter: now, 29 years later, police chief greg suhr is revealing for the first time that jackson is a person of interest in the case. but why wasn't he arrested back then? >> he was detained. he was interviewed. he allowed a consent search of the same house we just did a search warrant on. a photo spread was shown to the two witnesses that described the suspect. they weren't able to pick him out of the photo spread. >> they knew enough about his past. they dropped the ball on this guy. >> reporter: mark glass, an advocate for missing children, says the pd should h
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a person of interest with a child abduction cold case. 10-year-old kevin collins disappeared in 1984. investigators are now focused on a former neighbor who died five years ago. this man wayne jackson had a history of abusing children. he was interviewed at the time of collins' disappearance and now is under investigation once again for those very same reasons. >> time, opportunity, location, priors, who he was, what he had done in the past. the same reason he was a person of interest then. >> when he finally was apprehended, he only spent 6 months in jail and then three months probation. they knew enough about this guy. >> marc klaas has been an advocate for missing children since his daughter polly was kidnapped and killed. >> manned cuffs didn't stop a san jose suspect from stealing a police van. officers are still looking for him this morning. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is outside police headquarters with more on his escape. >> good morning. [ pause ] [ no audio ] >> we are having some issues with cate's audio. we'll check in with her in
in trying to connect a person of interest with a child abduction cold case. 10-year-old kevin collins disappeared back in 1984 and investigators are now focused on a former neighbor who died five years ago. this man, wayne jackson, had a history of abusing children. he was interviewed at the time collins disappeared and now he is under investigation again for the very same reasons. time, opportunity, location, prior to, who he was, what he had done in the past, same reason he was a person of interest then. >> when he finally was apprehended, he only spent six months in jail and three months probation. they knew enough about this guy. >> jackson was known to have used at least five different names over the years. >>> a triple murder in western sonoma county on tuesday was apparently over marijuana. three men were shot to death in a cabin near forestville. investigators think the three were there to buy a large amount of pot. two of them had come from out of state to make that transaction. the third victim was from petaluma. police say they were sho
is planned form night. >> it's a first in the kevin collins case from 30 years ago. police are naming a person of interest in the disappearance of the 10-year-old. they say that person of interest was wayne jackson. he used at least four other names including dan ferrian. he died in 2008. he had a history of kidnapping and molestation in san francisco and in canada in the years before kevin collins geared in 1984. >> when we heard his background i just got chills. , you know? in a way he got away with murder. he never had to face the court of law with almost anything he did apparently. he faces a higher court. >> investigators developed new leads in the case and that triggered a search of jackson's old house. that search turned up what appeared to be animal bones. now police are turning to the public, trying to find new leads in the case. make sure you stay here with ktvu news for all the continuing coverage of the collins case. we will bring you the latest developments on the air and online. >>> also new this morning an autopsy is planned today for the alabama gunman who held a lit
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